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Latest update : 2014-04-28

The Peacemakers: Does gender really make a difference?

In a special edition of "The 51 Percent", Annette Young meets three extraordinary women, all of whom are Nobel Peace Prize winners.

On the panel is Jody Williams, who's been a driving force in an international campaign against landmines. It led to the signing of the Ottawa Convention by 161 nations, banning the use, sale and stockpiling of anti-personnel landmines. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

Also joining us is Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist who was awarded the prize in 2011 for her work in ending the Liberian civil war.

Last but by no means least is Shirin Ebadi. She is Iran's first woman judge who won the prize in 2003 for her work in promoting democracy and human rights.

Annette Young asks the three laureates whether women are naturally better peacemakers.

By Annette YOUNG

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2016-12-01 pornography

Generation porn: The impact of online pornography on teen sexuality

In this edition, how to talk to teenagers in the age of social media and pornography. We meet two American women, Allison Havey and Deana Puccio, who believe parents are...

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2016-11-25 Pakistan

Pakistani girl power: 'Aware Girls' wins Chirac foundation prize for conflict prevention

In this edition, we're taking a look at how organisations in two neighbouring countries are using novel methods to improve the status of women. We report on a group of young...

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2016-11-18 Donald Trump

The politics of anger: Women activists protest over Donald Trump's victory

In this edition, we report on how American women activists will march on the streets as Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House. Also the cost of being a feminist living...

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2016-11-11 Donald Trump

Equality vs Trump: Changes women could face with the President-elect

In this special edition, with Donald Trump voted in as U.S. President, we're asking how will gender equality fare in Trump's America. Also with 52 percent of white women who...

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2016-11-04 feminism

Feminist Fight Club: A tool kit for dealing with sexism in the office

In this edition, we talk to American writer, Jessica Bennett, whose latest book teaches us how to deal with the "mansplainers" and "manterrupters" in our lives. Also how a new...

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